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Pierside gets approval for outdoor tables

March 8, 2016 Despite objections from some residents who fear Times Square is getting too crowded, the Pierside Grill was given the green light by unanimous vote Monday to set up 10 outdoor tables adjacent to its... more »»

School Street rentals now a bed and breakfast

March 8, 2016 Two years ago, a couple of dilapidated School Street buildings that stood in the shadow of the town’s community center and elementary school were frequent destinations for law enforcemen. more »»

Torgerson asks the big question

March 8, 2016 Tom Torgerson finally did it — he asked the seven candidates for Town Council if they supported him. more »»

Festival to bring much-needed fun and relaxation

March 8, 2016 The time is right for a little escape from reality. Needing a deep breath and a pat on the back, Fort Myers Beach this coming weekend will get to toast all things wonderful about life here. more »»

Disabled voters will have access to new machines this year

March 8, 2016 Voters with a disability will benefit from new technology that's making its debut this election season. ExpressVote is now available at all Lee County polling places. more »»

It's decision time

March 8, 2016 In the town's 20 years, has there been an election of such importance? It's a fair question in many minds, as Fort Myers Beach sits in the crosshairs of a developer who wants to create a three-hotel... more »»

Special project coordinator named

March 8, 2016 The firm to represent Fort Myers Beach’s need for a special projects coordinator is Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, it was announced Monday. The Nov. more »»

Town to purchase new parking meters

March 8, 2016 The company that allowed Fort Myers Beach to use its parking meters on a trial basis starting last October wants the town to pony up. more »»

Community spotlight: Mary Beth Fletcher

March 2, 2016 Q: You are a longtime beach resident, living on Bay Mar Drive. Share some of your history. A: “I am originally from Orlando, but my family moved to the beach in 1987, so it’s close to a lifetim. more »»

From cottages to castles

March 1, 2016 The dream of a water view in Florida is rabid for many, and Katie Brady knows that. more »»

Local water woes bring Nelson, Clawson on site

February 27, 2016 Just five days ago, three Lee County mayors were in Washington, D.C., to express their concerns about the polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee that arrive locally via the Caloosahatchee Rive. more »»

Picking the brains of the candidates, forum covers many topics

February 25, 2016 The candidates for Fort Myers Beach Town Council were in the spotlight Wednesday, answering questions both from board members of the local chamber of commerce,and the audience during a televised... more »»

Council candidates express their views

February 24, 2016 Campaign signs are popping up around town and everyone here seems to hail from Indiana. It must mean March is fast approaching, and with that there's often a local election. more »»

Candidate Dan Andre

February 24, 2016 Name: Dan Andre Age: 61 Occupation: Innkeeper at Mango Street Inn, fishing captain, personal chef. Number of years of local residency: Became Fort Myers Beach resident in 2008. more »»

Candidate Dennis Boback

February 24, 2016 Name: Dennis Boback Age: 68 Occupation: Owner of Boback Management Services, a condominium/property management compan. more »»

Candidate Bruce Butcher

February 24, 2016 Name: Bruce Butcher Age:65 Occupation: Retired vehicular component and systems executive Number of years of local residency: Fort Myers Beach property owner since 2004, resident since 2011. more »»

Candidate Tracey Gore

February 24, 2016 Name: Tracey Gore   Age: 44   Occupation: Co-owner/manager of local shrimping business.   Number of years of local residency: 42-year resident of Fort Myers Beac. more »»

Candidate Jack Green

February 24, 2016 Name: Jack Green Age: 62 Occupation: Realtor and retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard. more »»

Candidate Suzanne Katt

February 24, 2016 Name: Suzanne Katt Age: 68 Occupation: Attorney Number of years of local residency: Purchased home in 2011 and was a snowbird until becoming a full-time resident in 2014. more »»

Candidate Ber Stevenson

February 24, 2016 Name: Ber Stevenson Age: 65 Occupation: Retired businessman. Previously owned and operated medical supply distribution company. more »»



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